Find out how to apply for funding and learn more about the financial support we offer.
Funding and financial support for UK students
If you are a 'home' student, meaning you are living in or have settled status in the UK, you can take out loans.
These loans come in 2 parts:
- Tuition fee loan: covers the full cost of your fees for the duration of your course.
- Maintenance loan: contributes towards the cost of living while you are studying.
All 'home' students are eligible for a maintenance loan. The amount of maintenance loan you get is based on your household income and where you will be living while you study.
The deadline for applying for loans is normally in May for new students and June for returning students. It is possible to apply after the deadline, but we recommended you apply before it. This is to make sure your application is processed in time for you to start your studies.
To find out more about student finance providers, follow the links below. You will find information about loans, repayment schedules and guidance for part time students.
- Student Finance England
- Student Finance Wales
- Student Awards Agency for Scotland
- Student Finance Northern Ireland
For information on fees for your chosen course, please see the individual course page.
To learn more about student loans read Student loans mythbusting (MoneySavingExpert).
We offer a range of scholarships for UK students. These are a form of financial aid which you do not need to pay back.
If you are from the European Union or overseas, you may also be eligible for scholarships. Find out more about your funding options on our international page.
NHS Learning Support Fund
The UK government provides NHS funding for some courses through the NHS Learning Support Fund.
Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy courses
You are eligible for a £5,000 Training Grant which you do not have to repay, as well as other funding opportunities.
Mental Health Nursing courses
You are eligible for a £6,000 Training Grant which you do not have to repay. This is a priority shortage area within the NHS.
Apply to the fund
Applications for the NHS Learning Support Fund account normally open in June. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. This is to make sure your application is processed in time for the start of your course.
Start your application on the NHS Learning Support Fund website.